This mod aims at improving every aspect of the incredible game that is Age of Empires 3 and its expansions. From new civilizations to new units, buildings, technologies, maps, game modes and even soundtracks, the Improvement Mod has been in works since 2009 and is the perfect choice for players who just want to get the most out of their game without changing it completely.

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Every new, big version of this mod should be installed over a fresh copy of Age of Empires 3 Complete Collection (Steam version recommended). The Improvement Mod Patcher can be used to fully download the mod and keep it up-to-date. Don't forget to run it as ADMINISTRATOR.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

hi man nice work with update listen i have a request for you, do you think would be possible to add persian civ?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Adding new civs is not an easy task. And the civs I chose to add were somewhat easy to implement. While I'd like to have more exotic civs, maybe even some arabic ones, it would be too much work for just one man.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

yeah i imagine is a tough task, but now that we are talking about it, i don't know if your read my comment in 5.4 section but i mentioned there is a guy that's making another mod called age of dinasties and since he is working alone like you i thought it would help each other if you guys work together, that way you'll have it much more easy right?

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yk123
yk123

can not run it say Please don't change the patcher's EXE name

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yk123
yk123

and your file is an Virus

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

It's... not a virus... If you'd go the the mod's blog you would see why it shows up like that, a combination between being custom made and having a different signature.

I'll try to fix it again but I don't know if I'll succeed.

If you have problems with the mod just **** it.

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Guest
Guest

will that mod work on the mac version?

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joech
joech

hi can you plz help me it gets to 57% then goes back it keep doing this im really sad cz i want deck increase to 30 cards update :(

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Commissar95
Commissar95

Hi i belive this is important to say so i shall say this. When i downloaded Improvement Mod Patcher Updated my anti virus said it was a trojan virus soo yeah the heck?? my anti virus is Security Essentials. (sorry for bad english)

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Alright, wanna know why? Let's start.

AoE3 modding used to be very restrictive, things that might have looked simple like population increase and adding new civs were impossible to properly make.

That was until the Unhardcoded Patch was released, found here Aoe3.heavengames.com.

The Unhardcoded Patch finally allowed me to properly add 3 new civs, but it also has a nasty side effect.

It modifies the game's exe in such a way that the exe loses it's official digital signature from Microsoft, which makes antiviruses think it's a threat.

I don't know exactly how to fix this problem and more importantly I don't afford it, as buying a digital signature is expensive.

So the only thing I can do is just release it as it is.

Yes, I know most of you will run away scared... But what can I do?

I just want to mod not deal with this ****...

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

I was talking about the mod's exe but the Patcher suffers from the same thing, it's a non-official downloader without any official digital signature, antiviruses mark it as a threat thinking about the worse, it's understandable but it sucks and it's a false alarm.

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

I made a special post about this on the blog and I might have also found a solution.
Impmod.blogspot.ro

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anggawardhana24
anggawardhana24

how many civ ? n what this is finish or full !

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Danthemanwells
Danthemanwells

I have a strange question and a practical one. Have you done anything odd with the AI? Because for some reason, on both skirmishes and campaigns (I thought maybe one would be different, no luck), the AI doesn't load and I get an error message (like 304 or something close) about it. Also, is the newest civ the Americans? Only asking cause I've seen some moderately older posts about some others like Italians and Swedes but they're not in the game (if that's a stupid question, sorry)

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Both of your problems are occurring because of bad game installation AND an outdated mod version.

The mod needs AoE3 Complete Collection, which contains both expansions fully updated, the Steam version is recommended.

Use the mod's patcher to get the latest mod version. DO NOT use the mod's installer and patcher together or it will break everything.

If the patcher doesn't work for you some some odd, out of this world reason, manually download the mod from Github.

Drive.google.com
Github.com

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renkoha28
renkoha28

i got a bug to report in australia map, one of trading post sites has a problem that prevents anyone to build over it, the reason is because is too close to a cliff thus cliff edge gets inside trading post build area making the system say this terrain in not suitable to build this structure this can be seen when clicking trading post location and looking its edge

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Aha, got it.
Will try to fix.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

one question, what are the requirements to get the 30 card deck? cause i'm level 40 and have only 24, do i need to configure something? or go further?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

You have to go further. I don't know the level you need because in the homecity file you can only set a required amount of XP to unlock deck space but it is more than level 40.

You could edit the homecity file in My Documents and see what level you need. I dunno.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

thanks for the info i'll keep going until i get the 30 cards and let you know the number i reached, also i don't know if you read a comment i made some time ago but, since you said you took some elements from other mods i suggested you to look at age of dynasties mod found here in moddb in case you are looking for more material to improve this, anyway good job with the new maps and keep up the good work

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Yes, I see all comments and respond to as many as I can, BUT, if I haven't responded to a comment then it means I have no good answer.

Which is the case here. I know I took assets from other mods but it was a bad thing to do. I didn't realize back then but I do now so I try to keep that to a minimum, plus, now I also try to pay back the mods I take stuff from (mainly NE and WotTA).
Key word here is "try"...

Anyway, I prefer working alone and although I have my own plans for more asian civs, I will try to make as much as I can myself. Whenever I took something from other mods, it was something I simply couldn't make alone. Which is a bad excuse but hey...

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renkoha28
renkoha28

ok good to know, and i understand you about working alone but since i've heard many say that big projects can prove to be too much sometimes i suggested the idea, however if you are fine as you are right then keep going and good luck

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renkoha28
renkoha28

hi man one question is it possible to add more native civs? it would be a nice touch for the mod to include more sub-cultures in the maps

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

I am working on such a new native right now actually, the Berbers for African maps. Complete with new, custom villages and a new unique unit.

Making them is not easy but I needed another one for my African maps.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

great news, i'm looking forward to that addition, good luck with that

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renkoha28
renkoha28

hi man, how are you? hope you are doing fine, can you give me a good tip to earn fame? i'm raising a new civ and they have some interesting units that require fame, but they are quite expensive so i need to produce lots of that.

another question while i was at loading before a match i could see a part in the map called the horn of africa but i haven't seen any map with that name or any map that lights up that region when selected, so is that place unavailable or what map is supposed to correspond that place?

now a bug report i don't know if is me or the game but i can't play in large california i got an error that says "can't load large california map" any idea what the issue is?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Fame is generated over time and by Town Centers so the more TCs you have, the more Fame you get.
Now, besides that, Italians generate Fame faster over time, Germans start with more Fame and also get more every time they age up, Portuguese will get a card that enables them to get Fame via trade routes next update and besides all of this I thought of maybe adding some cards that increase Fame generation but I dunno for who, maybe for Swedish.

There are 4 more new African maps coming but they are not done yet.

As for Large California, I will look into it.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

ok, and how about if envoys where able to increase the amount of fame you get when set to work on TCs?

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Guest
Guest

Did you mean that the Fame resource now can be autogathered at the TCs like Coin from a bank?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Yes, like banks.

Envoys gathering Fame from TCs was not a bad idea but I wanted to go more on the route of AoM's Atlantean civ, where Favor is generated by TCs.

I will try to find more uses for Fame as time goes by.

For example, in the next update the Swedish will get their first unique card which will be the Explorer card and it will give 2 new awesome things, the Explorer's Flagship (a fast caravel that can build docks and cannot die, like Explorers) and the ability of planting Control Flags (like the ones near TCs) for Explorers, which will cost Fame.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

there is a bug with italian explorer cause when he is incapacitaded he says "a la batalla", shouldn't he say "i'm wounded and i can't move" in italian as other explorers? or is that intended?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

He should yes. Now, if you could record those lines for me from a professional Italian voice actor, that would be great.

Professional voice actors are something we desperately lack and as proof, most of the Italian and Swedish voices are fan made.

Now, there is a proper voice set for the Italian explorer with lines for being knocked unconscious and then revived, but they have very bad quality and I decided not to use them sadly.

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renkoha28
renkoha28

ok good to know i'll talk to some people i know, is there any other language you need?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

I was a bit sarcastic there but hey, if you can provide high quality voice recordings in foreign languages then I will not decline.

Right now Italian and Swedish voices for the explorer is all I need. Just have them say the same thing other Italian and Swedish (Fusilier is Swedish) units say when selecting, moving and attacking, and then special lines for when they are knocked unconscious and revived.

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bunnypod
bunnypod

Why do I get a blank error message?

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renkoha28
renkoha28

hi man i haven't been able to find anyone for the voices thing but i'll keep looking, in the meantime i want to ask for some stuff for next update

1) when playing as japanese civ they causes a problem with other ally civs becuase the others try to hunt the animals in shrines and wonders but can't resulting in some villagers being idle for the rest of the game, so can you fix or change this?

on the other hand when playing against them they don't try to build their shrines so they gather extra resources from them

2) why not all civs can build an embassy? i mean asians got one but europeans don't

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

1. Cannot fix/change much.

2. Because of balance.

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Hlebopek
Hlebopek

I wrote Error 0003: could not compile file 'aiLoaderStandart.xs'
what is that ?

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Your game is broken, bad installation, follow the tutorials, do not install 5.4 and then update it with the patcher, either install 5.4 or use the patcher to download the latest mod version, don't use both.

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EmuSirius
EmuSirius

I tried this Patcher but it always crashed when downloadng.The error event name is "CLR20r3".

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astuccio
astuccio

Hi i have some troble installing the mod. When i click on install i recived a message that the program cant connect to the remote server. What can i do? I run it as anministrator and i installed the mod a lot of time bifore wothout having any truble. Thank you!

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

If the patcher doesn't work then manually download and install the mod from here: Drive.google.com

Copy everything in "Steam/steamapps/common/Age of Empires 3/bin".

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The2lied
The2lied

I need help with this mod, i followed all instructions, put patcher into the bin file and ran as admin and says it was unable to connect to remote server, and also i deleted AOE3 to try clean slate and it installs with NE mod which i deleted moons ago and it has files from improvement mod idk how to delete everything like i need HEEEEELLLLPPPP!!!

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

After you uninstall the game just go to where it was installed and delete any remaining files or folders, everything.
Either in the Steam folder or in Program Files.

Then reinstall the game and just put the mod's Patcher inside, run it as administrator and you're done.

For more info look here:
Impmod.blogspot.ro

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_RedHawk
_RedHawk

Does this replace any of the vanilla files?

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andre0p
andre0p

Well, when i run the patcher as administrator it says: "The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found". I donĀ“t know why

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

I don't know either, use Google Drive instead:
Drive.google.com

It goes in the Steam AoE3 "bin" folder. Run "age3m.exe".

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andre0p
andre0p

I downloaded the patcher and the age3m.exe through the the Drive and it gives me the same problema when i run it

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mandosrex Author
mandosrex

Don't run the patcher if you downloaded from Drive!
Just run "age3m.exe" to play the game.

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Guest
Guest

I did this but when I try to make a game I don't have any maps

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